Historical trilogy of Norwegian Americans

Mørkhagen’s lengthy account of Norwegian-American immigration is an impressive feat M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “Surprisingly little is known about the Norwegian emigration to America, even by Norwegians. Most are familiar with the history, but not with the scope of it. Few realize that today there probably are more people of Norwegian heritage in America than there are Norwegians in Norway, or that Norwegians emigrated at a rate that was 3.5 times the average for European countries. Few know that toward the end of the days of sail, the death rate on Norwegian ships was many times that on English ships. Few know that one of the most horrific ship tragedies in modern times struck Norwegian emigrants a little more than a hundred years ago, that Norwegians were among the most popular immigrants in America, or that the total yearly gifts of money from Norwegian Americans t
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The Norwegian American

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